In our surround-sound driven audio universe, where home theater enthusiasts hear airplanes fly overhead and bombs exploding around them, one might think that "mere" stereo is old-fashioned. Don't be mislead — we have only two ears and stereo is still a significant life form. Case in point: the new Sherwood RX-4105 stereo receiver. It's actually an update of the market-leading Sherwood RX-4100. Rated at 100 watts per channel, distortion on the RX-4105 has been significantly reduced—it's now less than 0.20% from 20 Hz to 20 kHz!
Improved reliability and a new layout are included, as is an AM/FM tuner with the ability to pre-set up to 30 favorite stations. Four audio source inputs will accommodate all of your gear, and the sound is phenomenal — as you'd expect from a company that dates its own existence to before stereo's birth. The RX-4105 has another significant feature: the ability to select independently between two sets of loudspeakers via the supplied remote control. Audio purists will be pleased to know that this relay-controlled switching puts the speakers in parallel, maintaining their individual sound qualities.
Specifications: • Power output: 2 x 100 watts (20-20,000 Hz, 0.08% THD @ 8 ohms) • Unified remote control • RCA inputs: 4 • RCA outputs: 2 • Bass and treble tone controls • Totally Discrete Amplifier Stage (TDAS) • Digital Quartz PLL tuning • Tuner preset scan • 30 station presets • System illumination • Sleep timer • Dimensions: 17-3/8" W x 4-7/8" H x 14" D.